I know I have been pretty absent lately.
Yesterday was my 2 year Blogaversary.
And I missed it.
In fact, I haven't blogged for 2 weeks.
I have to admit to being in rather a bit of a funk.
I have not been feeling really great
due to a broken tooth that I ignored
far too long.
And January is always really a hard month for me
And I think all the emotions and changes from our
move were taking their toll.
And I really miss India.
I mean, I KNEW I was going to miss her.
And while I was so happy she was getting to
go live her dream,
I was dreading her going.
I kept trying to start sewing projects,
to get motivated.
But I just could not climb out of this funk.
So last weekend,
I told the Hot Rockin' Hubby that I NEEDED
to see the ocean.
I NEEDED the ocean air.
And since we live less than an hour away from
the ocean, here in Sonoma County
we hopped in the car and drove!
We parked at Doran Beach
and Ahnalin immediately took off her socks
and boots and started running.
It was COLD!!
And COMPLETELY WONDERFUL!!
The town of Bodega Bay was celebrating
which meant we got to sample 10 different
chowders and vote for our favorite.
Our favorite was Spud Point Crab Company,
who also happened to be the winners of the contest
Yes, Ahnalin's ever present jump rope
came with us.
She jumps everywhere.
We had a great time.
And it helped.
As to my tooth,
well, I made an appointment with a dentist
in our church for Valentine's Day.
Her office called yesterday and said they had
a cancellation and I should come in to the office today.
So, I went, after freaking out all night long.
And now I feel better.
She did a temporary fix on my tooth until I can afford
to have a root canal and crown.
She could not believe I was so calm in the office,
because the tooth was so badly broken.
But it felt so much better than it had for the last several months!
Quite miraculous actually!
I am still not finished with my sewing chair.
Right now I am working on Ahnalin's curtains
for her bedroom.
I put up some vintage
Laura Ashley border that I had been saving for years.
I want to get the curtains done and then do a new
duvet, bed skirt and sham for her room as well.
She is having a tea party on Saturday for some
of her new little friends at church,
so my goal is to have her room done by then.
I am trying hard to climb out of the fog
I am so very grateful for all the wonderful things
in my life and family.
I guess that just a lot of change all at once
was harder on me than I thought it would be.
And I guess I am trying to be a little
more gracious and merciful to myself as well.
I hope to have something to show for myself
in the next few days.